Frequently Asked Questions
Which size bike should I purchase?
To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit your local Pivot dealer to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. However, we can provide a rough guideline:
Small: 5'5” – 5’9”
Medium: 5'9” – 6’
Large: 5'11” – 6’3”
What bottom bracket is used on the Phoenix DH Alloy and which cranks are compatible?
The Phoenix DH Alloy uses a threaded 83mm shell that is compatible with just about every possible Downhill specific crank in the market.
What hub/wheel spacing does the Phoenix DH alloy use:
The Phoenix DH Alloy uses a 150mm X 12mm through axle system. The axle is included with the frame.
What size seatpost does the Phoenix DH Alloy use?
The Phoenix DH Alloy frame uses a 30.9mm seatpost.
What size seat clamp does the Phoenix DH Alloy use?
The Phoenix DH Alloy frame uses a 34.9mm or 35mm (as some manufacturers call it) seatpost clamp.
Can I use a dropper post with this frame?
Yes. Any dropper post with external routing will work on this frame.
Can I mount a chain guide on my Phoenix?
Yes. The frame is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs, so most chainguides that are made for ISCG-05 tabs should work.
What headset do I need for the Phoenix DH Alloy?
The Phoenix features a 1.5" head tube (49.6mm ID). There are plenty of headset options from every headset manufacturer for use with tapered, standard, and 1.5 steerer tubes.
How wide of a tire can I run on the Phoenix DH Alloy?
The Phoenix DH Alloy was designed to run any current 26” DH tire in the market.
How large of a rotor will fit on the Phoenix DH Alloy?
The Phoenix DH Alloy was designed for either a 180mm or 203mm rotor.
What type of rear brake adapter do I need?
No brake adapter is needed for a 180mm rotor. However, many manufacturers make adapters for larger rotor sizes, in which case you would need a 160mm to 180mm direct mount/post to post adapter to run a 203mm rotor on the Phoenix frames 180mm post mount.
What is the eye-to-eye shock length and stroke length on the Phoenix?
The eye-to-eye shock length on the Phoenix is 9.5 inches and the stroke length is 3 inches.
If I want to run a different brand of shock on my Phoenix DH Alloy, what else do I need to know?
The Phoenix DH Alloy shock uses M8 through bolt hardware. Shock spacer dimension is 22mm wide on the front and rear. Most coil-over shock in the market should fit the Phoenix DH. However, the Fox RC4 shock that we spec has a wide range of tuning options, a large diameter shaft and external bottoming control. We feel it is the best performing shock in the market (and many world cups and world championships have been won on this shock). However, if you have a different suspension sponsor or just have a strong personal preference for another brand, now you have all the information to make an informed choice.
What fork can I run on Phoenix DH Alloy?
The Phoenix DH Alloy can run any 26” specific dual crown DH fork.
What are the torque specs?
A detailed PDF of the torque specs can be found under the "Tech Specs" tab.